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Cancel. Your. Plans: Three brilliant new TV shows are all dropping this weekend. 

Not to be dramatic at all, but this weekend a miracle will be taking place.

A miracle that involves three highly anticipated and expertly crafted new TV shows all becoming available for you to watch and enjoy.

If there was ever a time to shun all of your friends and cut yourself off from your entire family, this would be the time, because you now have a lot of high-quality new shows to devour.

Here are the three new TV offerings you should watch immediately.

Looking for Alaska

There are many reasons why Looking for Alaska deserves a spot at the top of your Must Watch list.

The series is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and has been developed for the small screen by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the producing partnership behind hit shows like Gossip Girl and The O.C.

The series begins with high-school student Miles (Charlie Plummer) shaking up his somewhat lonely life by heading to boarding school at Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama. Once there, he befriends fellow boarders Chip “The Colonel” Martin (Denny Love) and Takumi Hikohito (Jay Lee) and quickly becomes swept up in the thrall of the mischievous Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth).

Looking for Alaska is an addictive melting pot of teenage friendship and first love that will also greatly appeal to adults.

Looking for Alaska premieres Saturday, October 19, only on Stan.

Take a look at the trailer for the new Stan series Looking for Alaska.

Video by Stan

Modern Love

It’s hard not to fall head over heels for Amazon Prime Video’s brand new anthology series Modern Love.

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Modern Love is based on a popular New York Times column of the same name, meaning that each episode in the Amazon series is based on a true story that has been chronicled in the newspaper.

Set against the backdrop of New York City (the optimal choice for any modern rom-com) each episode in the series stands alone and tells a different tale of love, whether it be romantic, familial, platonic or self-love.

Each of the eight episodes in the series runs for 30 minutes and they range from tales exploring gooey new romances all the way through to more brutal relationship break-downs. It’s like watching a mini-movie with each new episode that begins to play on screen.

Each story in Modern Love is also headlined by an impressive cast, with everyone from Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel,  Cristin Milioti and John Slattery jumping into the romantic fray.

Modern Love premiers on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 18 October.

Listen to Laura Brodnik and Kee Reece talk about why you should watch Modern Love on The Spill, Mamamia’s daily entertainment podcast.

Living With Yourself

This new Netflix original comedy series would like to ask you just one question, do you really want to be a better person?

Living With Yourself stars Paul Rudd as Miles, an unhappy man caught up in a mid-life crisis who attempts to reboot his troubled life by undergoing an expensive experimental spa treatment.

This would be questionable enough in itself, but he also uses the money that he and his wife Kate (Aisling Bea) had been saving up for fertility treatments, leading to a whole new set of troubles.

The kicker here is that after Miles undergoes this odd spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself.

As you can imagine, there are many (often hilarious but sometimes also serious) consequences that come from this.

Living With Yourself will premiere on Netflix on Friday 18 October.


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